Located at 33 Broadway, Corner Brook, NL, A Taste of Jamaica Fusion Restaurant offers traditional Jamaican cuisine while combining elements of many other culinary traditions from around the world.
Taste of Jamaica is the brainchild of Raymond Thomas who left his island home of Jamaica some years ago to attend university and eventually settle on Newfoundland’s west coast as an associate professor with Memorial University. His idea was to bring a Taste of Jamaica to the city and offer the wonderful, rich flavours and beautiful colours that has made Jamaican food famous. When travelling from the Deer Lake airport to his new home in Corner Brook, Thomas was told a story by his taxi driver that revealed the long history of trade between the two islands. Newfoundland would send codfish to Jamaica in return for Jamaican rum. It was this rum trade that gave rise to Newfoundland’s most famous drink – Newfoundland Screech.
Building on this history of trade and the many similarities that existed between some Jamaican and Newfoundland cuisine, Taste of Jamaica was born. To make his dream come true, Thomas hired Chef Kirk Myers, an award winning Jamaican sous chef who was working on a Disney cruise line.
With many hours of hard work and dedication, a Taste of Jamaica has become a reality, with Thomas, his family and his staff excited to bring a new menu and restaurant experience to Corner Brook while sharing the foods of his home country to those here in Newfoundland.